Transcript for What Would You Do: Teen boy is picked on for not being able to afford new clothes
For some teens, it can make the difference between popularity and obscurity. Derek, you like these? They're pretty cool. But keeping up with the latest trends -- What do you think of these shoes? -- Can be costly. Why'd you come if you were going to shop from the clearance aisle? I really like the color. No, bro. You mean you like the price. If you overheard these teens -- Yeah, but I also really like the shoe. -- Bullying and shaming a fellow classmate simply because he doesn't have the money, Stick to the hand-me-downs, all right? You're too poor to shop here. Seriously, Ashton. This isn't a thrift store. "What would you do?" Today, the boys are shopping for new clothes at feet first, in red bank, New Jersey. Yo, Ashton, look. They're like 20 bucks. You can afford them, congratulations. These first customers listen in as our bullies' ugly banter is on full display. Bro, why'd you even come, to be honest? I literally just wanted to hang out with you guys, okay? In school, I don't talk to you. You always wear these hand-me-downs. It's not my fault. I thought you guys were my friends. How much money did you bring, anyway? I don't know. My mom gave me a $20. $20? It's embarrassing to be with you in public. Ashton's had enough. Forget you. Will these emts come to his aid? Why'd he get so mad? I don't know. The dude got issues. He don't got money and that's a problem. I don't know the kid. He seemed like a nice boy. Well, why doesn't he have money, because he's not as fortunate? Because his mom is poor. So it's not his fault though. It's not his fault that his mom doesn't have money. So, why is he tagging along? Because you're his friend. Are you his friend or not? You decide. Are you his friend, no? Not really. Okay. But why do you need to be an To him? With their pleas falling on deaf ears -- I just don't think he should have came in the first place. They take matters into their own hands. She's going to give him money. Let's watch this. Tell him to stop right there. I couldn't -- no. We're emts, and we understand that some people aren't as fortunate as other people. And we help people and we want to help you. Let's break it. Just take it, please? You don't have to do this. Your friends are being . And I talked to your friend and tried to make him understand that not everybody's from the same scenario. No, please, take it. No. Then buy your mom a present. Do whatever. Please. Oh. It's "What would you do?" The TV show. Are you all right? . What made you do that? We're emts, we just want to help people. Yeah, we're involved in ems. Police and fire. Wow. And we see so much bad. $100. Yeah, why not? That's amazing. And no kid should go without anything. You know, the $100 would have made a big difference in his life. Give him the dollars back. $52? Meanwhile, back in the store -- Come on, Ashton. You know you can't afford it. Like, what the hell. I'm sorry that they were so mean to you. Thank you. Ashton meets many kind customers. You need to find people that are going to appreciate who you are, not what you're wearing. And they offer plenty of advice and words of encouragement. Don't feel bad about that, man. Just do you. Don't let anybody take you out of your comfort zone. When you get older, you realize that the people worth being around, bring you up, you know. They don't chop you down. Whatever, you don't have a lot of money. Who gives a ? You make your own money, you know? Be your own dude. Yeah. How you doing, man? Holy . You guys got me in shock right now, man. You were fired up. When I first heard it -- I got my adrenaline rushing right now. What do you say to bullies like that? That you got to find out what's wrong with you, you know? Because if you're bullying somebody else, you can't be happy with yourself fully. I thought you guys were my friends. It's just sad. I'm not going to be friends with a poor person. While most customers try and give that same lesson -- I don't think he's the problem. I think it's you guys. He's the bum, like -- It doesn't matter. You're bullying him. He lives in a shelter. That's okay. It's just sad. Don't you think? You're sad. Some struggle to keep their cool while delivering it. Why are you making fun of him? Chill. Because he don't got money. Who Cares? Stop! Me! It's pathetic. It's not pathetic. Some people don't have money. You shouldn't make fun of somebody just because they don't have money. You're basically being a bully in a public store. First of all, why would -- Stop! Number one, it's public. Number two, you're making him upset. Just stop. Would you want to be around him? Yo, I would love to be his friend. He doesn't -- Stop. Have -- Stop! Money. Money's not all-important in Life, okay? How you doing, sir? Aw, you got to be kidding me! Son of a ! Oh, my god! Oh, man. You had to say something, huh? I had to because I've been in that position before. Like, I didn't grow up with money so, like, I've had kids rag on me for it before and it sucks. And unfortunately, stuff like that happens all the time in the real world. So, like, just because the kid doesn't have money -- who cares? I've been bullied. I've bullied. It's not cool. It's not cool at all. And I don't know why you're tagging along. It's just embarrassing to be with you in public. I don't think you understand that. These last two customers are complete strangers. I just wanted to hang out with you guys. I'm not doing anything. I'm not bothering anyone. You're bothering me, because we didn't invite you. But being strangers doesn't stop them from rallying around Ashton. Isn't your mom like a waitress or something? You should buy her these. Oh, never mind. They're like $80. What are you looking for, man? You tell me what you're looking for. I was just looking to get some new shoes. Yeah? Pick out a pair you want. They're just making fun of me. Yeah, I know they are. Yeah, it's not right. They are downright rude. Why don't you two get out? Yeah. He doesn't need you. You don't know how to talk to people. What do you want? Pick out a pair of shoes. The two of us are a lot bigger than you. Why don't you take a hike? All right? This is great. He can't afford anything and -- It's going to cost him nothing to buy something here because we're going to take care of it. You get out. Why are you going to take care of him? He's a bum. So are you. You're worse than he is. I'm a bum? Really? Yeah. And for the first time all day -- This jacket -- You, two. Out! Costs more than his whole outfit. So what? Out! Let the kids get out. Our bullies are shooed away. Take a hike! You better hitchhike back because you don't have my bike. And you don't own one either. He doesn't need to hitchhike. He'll get a ride. But even after getting rid of the bullies -- You shouldn't hang out with them. They're just bad people. Brian Murphy and Mike Streett stay true to their word. You need a pair of shoes? You pick out a pair of shoes. I'll buy you a pair of shoes. And if you need a ride home, good samaritans? You don't know this kid. Why buy him shoes? My blood was boiling. I couldn't -- I couldn't stand hearing another word of that. But that was going to cost you money. It has nothing to do with money. It's principle. It's human decency. You kicked him out. You told him to get out. I was ready to grab him, and throw him out. I wanted to say something, and then when he stood up for him, I'm like, "Okay, I'm going to get his back." It was like a tag team, you know? Yeah, yeah. The moral of the story here? Bullying is wrong. If it's in school, or if you're shopping, it's wrong, period. To stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves. Absolutely. Yeah. Brian.
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